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Over the past few decades in particular, the world has become a much ‘smaller’ place in terms of accessibility in travel, technology, immigration and international trading which is why the world is watching and waiting for the decision millions of Britons will make on the 23rd of June.

The term ‘Brexit’ was the simple combination of ‘British Exit’ and has been used by both for and against political campaigners in regards to the decision for Britain to leave the European Union.  The concept of the European Union was formed on the back of World War 2 in an effort to create a unity between nations, particularly between France and Germany.

The European Union (or EU) now consists of the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

If the United Kingdom was to leave the EU it would immediately affect it’s international relations with all of the other countries, including immigration. The United Kingdom relies largely on European workers across many industries with many small businesses relying on these workers to keep their business afloat.

If the United Kingdom segregates from the EU many of it’s current immigration and trade policies will have to be reviewed and rewritten. Travel itself between the UK and Europe even for holiday visa holidays will change if there is a divide. There is also the issue of dual passport holders and what will happen to their accessibility to the EU and Britain.


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